Lampshade and Chair Class!

We’ve completed yet another lampshade and chair class and as always we had a great time.  The lampshade class was easy breezy laid back fun.  The class wasn’t full so we all shared a table and  chit chatted while making making lampshades. The special treat for that day was homemade banana pudding. Last weekend’s chair…

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Christmas Affair!!!

Listen up folks…If you love Christmas as much as Amanda and I do then you need to get your booty to the Palmer Events Center.  Starting today through Sunday, Spruce will be among the 200 vendors at the 36th annual Christmas Affair.   We have been counting down the days to reveal some of our new…

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Do It Yourself…With the Help of Spruce!

[pe2-gallery] [/pe2-gallery]   I’ve always considered myself to be a do it yourself-er.  I find little to be more gratifying than being able to say, “Yep. I did that myself.”   I was super eager when Amanda asked me to be the proverbial guinea pig and test out the new DVD.  I was perfectly qualified for…

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Upholstery Video #1 is Complete!

As many of you know, I teamed up with Chris Hatcher (who produced our TV Pilot) at the beginning of the year to begin work on Spruce’s first upholstery DVD. For years, we’ve been fielding calls from people all over the world looking for ways and places to learn how to upholster. Well, we listened,…

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West Elm Event!

If you didn’t get a chance to come to the Etsy “WE Heart Hand Made Art” event down at West Elm, you missed out! We had such a great time with tons of fabulous Etsy vendors from all over Austin. We loaded up Chair-iot with as much stuff as she could hold and headed downtown!…

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Upholstery Video Tip #3: Threading Your Sewing Machine

Hope you all are staying warm wherever you are! It is colder in Austin than we like it to be, that’s for sure. Threading your sewing machine can be a time consuming chore, especially if you have an industrial one. Thanks to this helpful tip from Clar, you’ll be saving yourself loads of time and…

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Upholstery Videos!

Drum roll please…we have officially filmed our first instructional video and are currently in the editing phase! This past weekend, Chris Hatcher and I, along with the help of Dean Schanbaum from First Take Media, spent about 30 hours filming the first Spruce instructional video. It was quite a process, but we managed to capture…

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Upholstery Video Tip #1: Labeling Your Chairs

Get excited, because starting now Spruce is going to offer you the tricks of the trade! We will posting upholstery video tips from Spruce periodically, giving you the need-to-know info when it comes to redesigning your furniture. These tips will vary from furniture to fabric and tons more! With as many projects as we have…

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